Candidate Profile
Mark Ash

Libertarian , Texas

Biography

Name
Mark Ash
Party
Libertarian
Race
Judge, Court of Crim. Appeals, Place 2
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Agree

Which U.S. Supreme Court justice best reflects your judicial philosophy?

No Answer

Which of the following U.S. presidents best reflects your political philosophy?

No Answer

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

Neutral

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

No Answer

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

Constitution, Supreme Court, Congress, Academia

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Constitution protects the people from governmental abuse of authority and power.

What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?

All laws written by the legislature should be interpreted in such a manner to not do violence to the US constitutional guarantees of personal and individual liberties.

What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?

In general, the right to life, liberty and property (pursuit of happiness) was the basis for the declaration of independence from Britain which caused the American revolution to be fought and the US constitution to provide written guarantees of individual liberties.

In which partisan primary election did you most recently vote (e.g. Democratic, Republican, etc.)?

libertarian

The U.S. Constitution and my state constitution should be interpreted as living documents, rather than use a strict constructionist or originalist philosophy.

Disagree

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges allowing members of the same sex to marry, which justice’s opinion in that case most closely approximates your understanding of marriage?

none

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

none

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Moderate

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

none

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

markashlawyer@yahoo.com

Additional comment from candidate:

none


Background

Education
  • UT/El Paso, El Paso, TX, BSMT, 1985
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX, JD, 1992
Work & Military
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Affiliations
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Offices
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